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The 10 projects you should stream right now

New albums from Burna Boy, Brent Faiyaz, and more

July 08, 2022
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Burna Boy, Love, Damini
The 10 projects you should stream right now

After a brief delay, Burna Boy shares his sixth studio album. Love, Damini arrives four years after the Nigerian pop star broke out with 2018's Outside – the record was followed by the Grammy-nominated African Giant in 2019 and 2020's Twice As Tall, which won the Grammy for Best Global Music Album. Love, Damini's lead single was the gorgeous "Last Last," a song that sampled Toni Braxton's "He Wasn't Man Enough."

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Brent Faiyaz, Wasteland
The 10 projects you should stream right now

The sophomore album from one of R&B's most progressive talents is here. Wasteland. Drake, Tyler the Creator, Raphael Saadiq, Alicia Keys, The-Dream, and more appear on the new project, preceded by "Gravity," "Wasting Time," "Mercedes," and "Price of Fame."

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Viagra Boys, Cave World
The 10 projects you should stream right now

On their third studio album, Stockholm-based punk act Viagra Boys aren't avoiding the pessimism of the times. "People look down at apes as primitive life forms," frontman Sebastion Murphy said of the album's theme in a press release, "but we're just this horrible, lazy society killing each other and starting wars, while they’re able to love and feel. Does that make them the true ape or us?" Damn. Cave World was announced with the single "Ain't No Thief."

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Wu-Lu, LOGGERHEAD
The 10 projects you should stream right now

In spirit more than sound, Miles Romans-Hopcraft a.k.a. Wu-Lu brings a post-punk ethos to his raucous, genre-defying creations as Wu-Lu. LOGGERHEAD contains the singles "Times," "Broken Homes," "Blame," and "Scrambled Tricks."

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Party Dozen, The Real Work
The 10 projects you should stream right now

Kirsty Tickle and Jonathan Boulet are Party Dozen, an Australian duo creating intensely punishing and original rock music with an improvisational core. The Real Work is their third album, and Nick Cave features on the fantastic lead single "Macca The Mutt."

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Flo, The Lead EP
The 10 projects you should stream right now

Stella, Renee, and Jorja are Flo, an R&B trio from the U.K. who have earned approving nods from Missy Elliot and SZA for their viral single "Cardboard Box." MNEK produces their debut five-song EP, out today via Uptown/Republic.

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Westside Gunn, Peace "Fly" God
The 10 projects you should stream right now

The new project from Griselda's Westside Gunn is a "curation" featuring new raps from Gunn, Stovegod Cooks, and Estee Nack. Don Carrera produces most of the collection with additional beats from Madlib, Conductor Williams, and Daringer.

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Kid Cudi, The Boy Who Flew To The Moon Vol. 1
The 10 projects you should stream right now

Kid Cudi's first greatest hits collection diligently picks from each of the influential rapper and producer's full-lengths, even his more divisive projects. Later this year, Cudi will share a brand new album Entergalactic, a companion album for his upcoming animated Netflix series. You'll be able to stream his debut mixtape A Kid Named Cudi next Friday (July 15).

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Laura Veirs, Found Light
The 10 projects you should stream right now

Portland-based singer-songwriter Laura Veirs co-produces her 12th studio album with Shahzad Ismaily. She began writing in 2019 after splitting from her husband and longtime producer and began sharing its singles this year beginning with "Winter Windows."

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boygrrl, Cruel Angel
The 10 projects you should stream right now

Philly-based underground pop artist boygrrl gives rave music the passion of a diary entry on their debut full-length Cruel Angel.

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The 10 projects you should stream right now